Acta Univ. Agric. Silvic. Mendelianae Brun. 2013, 61, 2171-2181

https://doi.org/10.11118/actaun201361072171
Published online 2013-12-24

Optimal set of agri-environmental indicators for the agricultural sector of Czech Republic

Jiří Hřebíček1, Oldřich Trenz1, Eliška Vernerová2

1Department of Informatics, Mendel University in Brno, Zemědělská 1, 613 00 Brno, Czech Republic
2Faculty of Business and Economics, Mendel University in Brno, Zemědělská 1, 613 00 Brno, Czech Republic

Current trends of agri-environmental indicators evaluation (i.e., the measurement of environmental performance) and farm reporting are discussed in the paper focusing on the agriculture sector. From the perspective of agricultural policy, there are two broad decisions to make: which indicators to recommend and promote to farmers, and which indicators to collect to assist in agriculture policy-making. We introduce several general approaches for indicators to collect to assist in policy-making (European Union, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development and Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations) in the first part of our paper and given the differences in decision-making problems faced by these sets of decision makers. We continue in the second part of the paper with a proposal of indicators to recommend and promote to farmers in the Czech Republic.

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